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The Mbombe is a mine-protected, high-mobility armoured fighting vehicle produced by Paramount Group from South Africa that was launched in 2010. "Mbombe" is named after an African warrior.


Vehicle specifications

The Mbombe's unladen weight is 16 tonnes. Its maximum combat weight is 27 tonnes with a crew of 11. It has 6x6 wheel drive for use on different kinds of terrain. Its maximum speed is 100 km/h; its Range (vehicle), range is 700 km. The Mbombe has a 300 kW Cummins ISBe4 diesel engine, diesel engine and an Allison 6 speed automatic transmission.


Armour

The Mbombe chassis, hull meets STANAG 4569 Level 4, which means the vehicle can withstand a 10 kg Trinitrotoluene, TNT blast under its hull or any wheel station. As standard, the Mbombe can protect its crew against Rocket-propelled grenades, while additional modules protect against Improvised explosive device, IEDs, up to 50 kg TNT at 5 metres.


Armament

The Mbombe is armed with a heavy machine gun or an autocannon. The Mbombe can be fitted with day and night vision equipment.


Functions

The Mbombe can be configured as an Armoured Personnel Carrier, Combat Vehicle, Command Vehicle or ambulance.


Operators

* : 50 on order. * * : Unknown number delivered to Libya from Jordan in 2019.


Variants


Kalyani M4

The ''Kalyani M4'' is a prototype developed by India's Kalyani Group.


References

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